Auction 119, Lot 362

"Washington Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Washington

Period: 1879 (dated)

Publication: Se. Ex. Doc. 120, 46th Congress

Color: Black & White

21 x 16 inches
53.3 x 40.6 cm

This map is from the annual report of the GLO and shows the entire territory. It provides information on the status of surveys, various Indian treaties, and the state of development and settlement. The maps main thrust is the delineation of railroads throughout the territory. A note uses different line types to indicate the various lines of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Indicates proposed lines, constructed lines, and branch lines, each with their date. The legend identifies townships subdivided, county seats, railroad limits, Indian and military reservations, and more. An interesting notation west of the Colville Indian Reservation states "Reserved for Chief Moses and his people, and such other friendly Indians as may elect to settle here with the Consent of Chief Moses and the Secretary of the Interior." An uncommon issue.


Condition: B

A near fine example less toning at one fold with small loss. Folding, as issued.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 5/9/2007